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Friday, October 7, 2011

Bronx News Roundup, Oct. 6

Put aside for a moment what a bummer it is for Yankee fans that their $200 million team didn't get past even the first round of this years' playoffs. What about the loss of tax revenue for the city resulting from the absence of hundreds of thousands of fans in the coming weeks? Neil deMause, who writes regularly about sports economics, reports on the Village Voice blog that experts on this issue are pretty much on the same page that the impact is limited or even nonexistent.

The long delayed baseball fields on the land that was occupied by the old Yankee Stadium will be accessible only if you have a permit, Dan Beekman reports

David Gonzalez has a new column on the Times' City Room blog called Side Street. It features his writing and photography. His first one is about a community garden in the south Bronx that has suffered from recent thefts but presses ahead to bring Puerto Rican heritage and healthy food to the community.

The borough's Republican commissioner at the city's Board of Elections, J.C. Polanco accuses a Manhattan Democratic commissioner of verbally threatening him and agency staff.

Some tenants say the system intended to make sure that landlords provide heat to tenants in broken.

Local schools may lose staffers from layoffs as early as today, the Riverdale Press reports.

Unless they're convicted of a felony, cops involved in the ticket-fixing scandal will receive their full pensions.

Can't make the trip to the Wall Street protests? Big banks on local streets are a target worthy of your ire too, the Riverdale Press opines.

This slide show on Bronx Ink follows a Soundview resident as he marches and rallies at Occupy Wall Street

Bronx Ink also reports on the occupiers showing solidarity with education workers protesting 700 school layoffs at City Hall.


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